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Security update for MySQL

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(Last modified: 20DEC2002)


solutions Security update for MySQL SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (a1e459fc5c6cf703254d34aefe8a0b43)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server for S/390
SuSE Linux Connectivity Server
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA32
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA64
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for PowerPC
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for S/390 and zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Office Server
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4

Package: mysql
Release: 20021220
Obsoletes: none

Indications

This update should be installed on all systems that have the package mysql installed.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

A signedness bug and incorrect password verification have been fixed in the MySQL server. Only valid MySQL users could exploit these bugs and crash the MySQL server since the bug happens after the authentication. Additionally a buffer overflow in the MySQL client library has been fixed.

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Uvh mysql.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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